We have always enjoyed Andy Head in his wildly diverse personas at MSU and Peppermint Creek - and he made an earnestly doomed and power Macbeth. Kirill Sheynerman as Banquo and Sarah Goeke as Lady Macbeth were good, too — as well as the writhing, demonic witches (Blaine Mizer, Grace Hinkley, and Mary Dilworth) who were further incorporated into the story as old man, porter, murderer, captain and servant.
Unfortunately, even as well done a production as this can’t overcome my basic dislike of Shakespeare; the language is just too difficult for me. Though I appreciate a poetic passage here and there, too much of it passes me by. And THIS is one of my least favorite Shakespeare scripts. It feels like one of those horrible war video games. But this is my own admitted prejudice. For Shakespeare lovers, this is a must-see.
Macbeth continues through March 1 at the Fairchild Theatre (the “back door” of the MSU Theatre building on the corner of Farm Lane and Auditorium. (The program says 2 hours, but it is closer to 2 and a half.)
**Thursday, February 26, 2015 at 7:30pm
Friday, February 27, 2015 at 8:00pm
Saturday, February 28, 2015 at 2:00pm
Saturday, February 28, 2015 at 8:00pm
Sunday, March 1, 2015 at 2:00pm
** Post-Show Discussion on Thursday, February 26, 2015 (Following the Performance)
Tickets are available from the Wharton Center Box Office, 1.800.WHARTON, whartoncenter.com